William Harvey is born in Folkestone, England.
Harvey enrolled as a medical student at the University of Cambridge and won a scholarship
William enrolled at the University of Padua in Italy at the age of 21 where he began performing dissections of animals and people
Harvey graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from Padua and returned to England.
Harvey joined the Royal College of Physicians
Harvey marries Elizabeth Browne
He became the head physician at the St. Bartholomew's Hospital
Harvey became the College of Physicians' Lumleian Lecturer and taught surgeries
William begins publicly sharing his ideas about the circulation of blood
He became the physician of King James
William Harvey published "De Moto Cordis"- The Motion Of the Heart. In this he became the first person to accurately describe the function of the heart and the circulation of blood in the body.
Harvey became the physician to King Charles
William Harvey died in London at the age of 79
June 3, 1657
England's first attempt at creating a colony in Virginia
Colony of Roanoke is founded in North America
Discovery of the dodo on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean
The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened
The first permanent English colony on American mainland is established (Jamestown, Virginia)
Samuel de Champlain establishes French colony of Quebec
Galileo sees the moons of Jupiter through his telescope.
Pilgrims from England arrive at Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the Mayflower
The Taj Mahal is built in India
1631 - 1653
End of Ming Dynasty in China
Slavery is made legal